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eaten up not once but twice in two days. how police say the two attacks are connect. >> a church ripped off. why they believe the suspect hid (vo) at jennie-o, we heard of a place in iowa where every thursday people ride ten miles for tacos. we thought we'd show up and surprise them with a better kind of taco, made with jennie-o ground turkey, cooked thoroughly to 165. (mom) i'd feed my kids turkey tacos over regular tacos any day. (woman) i think that they're light and they're just fresh tasting. (vo) it's time for a better taco. (kid) the tacos tonight were pretty much perfect. (vo) make the switch. look for jennie-o ground turkey at a store near you. fox 29 news hd brought to you by xfinity the future of awesome. right now a local teenager recovering from two vicious attacks. beaten twice in just two days by different suspects and now the burlington county teen and his mom are afraid lit not stop. good evening i'm iain page.
>> i'm lucy noland that boy and his mom spoke only to our fox 29's chris o'connell live in palmyra tonight. chris? >> reporter: us will see iain n victim is a 16-year-old boy who happens to have autism. palmyra police say last week he was beaten outside of his school then the very next day he was beaten once again inside a classroom here at palmyra high school. >> this is uncalled for. it's not necessary. it should have never happened. >> that was monday, tuesday. >> reporter: we're not showing their face out of the fear of retaliation but they wanted to hear his story. >> stressed. my body can't comprehend what happened. my body is still in shock. >> reporter: the 16-year-old palmyra boy who has autism describes the two violent attacks in two days. the first came on sixth and race streets while walking home from the store last thursday. >> punched him in the face. asked him for money. he said he didn't have have
none. punched him again and took off. >> reporter: win palmyra police arrested 19-year-old brandon hughes for attempted robbery and simple assault. but less than 24 hours later that boy is attacked again. this time inside a classroom at palmyra high school. the boy says it was in retaliation for turning his attacker in to police the day before. >> he's got to have surgery now. he's got a broken nose and a deviated septum. that's not fair. >> reporter: luckily for this boy, a fellow classmate jumped in to his defense. >> he's a true friend. i say he's a hero. esche get a medal. >> reporter: that 16-year-old classmate was arrested and sent oh juvenile detention. he was also expelled from school school. in the statement the palmyra school superintendent says "we are aware of the incident and we're responding with appropriate administrative action. we are cooperating with the palmyra police department in their investigation "for the 16-year-old he's angry about
what happened but mature enough to try to move on. >> people tell me get revenge i say no,s not worth it in life. it's not worth it. in the end he'll get punished. what do i have to do? >> reporter: victim's mother tells us her son may be looking for a new school to go to next year. as for that first suspect 19-year-old brandon hughes, he remains behind bars on a $50,000 bail. iain. >> chris, thank you. during this holy week police in burlington county, new jersey are looking for a man accused of of stealing from a church. fox 29's shawnette wilson is live outside the evesham township police department tonight with new details. shawnette? >> reporter: iain, church leaderings tell me the suspect actually gave a priest his name when he stopped by the church and he was captured on surveillance cameras inside. tonight evesham police say they know exact who they're looking for. >> he got in, took what he wanted and then closed it up and
locked it up again. >> reporter: surveillance cameras inside saint joan of arc roman catholic church in marlton capture a young man on ungodly mission to steal. >> he found his way into the room and the save which was locked that we have. so somehow he got into the safe. that's the puzzle and the mystery for all of us. >> reporter: father richard says it happened monday march 9th on a busy night during the lenten season. the church had several activities going on when the suspect walked in asking to see a priest he wanted to sit in on aa lecture taking place. >> he looked a little bit out of place. not often a 21-year-old will wanting to into a lecture on church history. that's not the norm. >> church leaders believe the suspect hit hid out. watch as he roams from room to room before finally finding the save an basket of keys. he got away with $900 worth of grocery store gift cards. the church buys and sells them as part avenue food program.
in one the gift cards are spent the store gives back a pouring of the sales as a donation to churches and charity. >> which is really wonderful. any time we get 5% back and he took over $900 worth of those food cards. >> reporter: the church didn't know until a week later. they had been ripped off. evesham police are looking for the suspect who they've identified as 21-year-old steven hole lom of berlin. the father says they would have helped the suspect if he needed it. >> i felt badly i'm sure he's probably hurting in some way. >> reporter: and back here live evesham police say they have issued an arrest warrant for the suspect. $20,000 bail attached it to. lucy? >> all right, thank you very much, shawnette. let's check what's on your radar. chilly night but you know what scott, we got a warm end to the week. that's good thing. >> we really do. it will finally start to feel more like spring each and every day as we approach friday as we take look right now though lucy high pressure is in full control. this is what we call severe
clear. clear skies out there tonight the temperatures will drop rapidly. poconos 29 already. 39 in allentown. still upper 40s in philadelphia but millville 34. 35 in atlantic city. so for tonight we're looking at temperatures in the city bottoming out around 36 degrees. 30 north and west. with those clear skies. it is going to be another chilly night. so keep that in mind first thing tomorrow morning. however, warmer air is going to be headed our way thursday as well as friday. but we are looking at some wet weather returning as well. we'll have the timing of that rain as well as some other temperature changes ahead with that seven day forecast all coming up. back to you. >> scott, thank you. developing now, new jersey senator robert menendez vowing to fight corruption charges he was indicted by the justice department earlier today and tonight he's firing back. menendez is accused of accepting a million dollars worth of gifts and services in exchange for
political favors. federal grand jury indictment contends menendez used his office to push the business interests of a personal friend and party supporter. the senator previously admitted that he tried to help his friend but once again tonight says he did not do anything wrong. >> i'm angry and ready to fight because today contradicts my public service career and my entire life. >> senator menendez is due in court tomorrow in newark. he says he's ready to take on the charges and will be vindicated in the end. >> dozens turned out for a candlelight vigil in delaware county tonight to honor darby police officer mark hudson. the 26-year-old girlfriend killed him on saturday. police say 27-year-old kianna finch told them the shooting was an accident. she fired in self-defense. the mayor of yeadon spoke to the
crowd calling for action to make sure officer hudson's death was not in vain. >> it brings attention to the domestic violence. let us continue to pray and to work together so that these types of things can be prevented in the future. >> the darby borough police chief says officer hudson filed a protection from abuse order against finch in the past. prosecutors charged her with murder. officer hudson was a volunteer firefighter in yeadon serving his community for past 10 years. tonight new information on a horrific discovery at a local home. police in lower more land say a teen walked into his home and found his parents dead. both cut with a chainsaw. officials ruled this a murder/suicide today. fox 29's dave kinchen spoke to a community still trying to come to grips with the loss. >> reporter: the horrendous deaths of a lower moreland couple found with gaping chainsaw wounds is now deemed a murder/suicide by the montgomery county coroner.
but the mystery remains why would 48-year-old chris pep pelman kill his 43-year-old wife nicole and then himself? >> just a great loss. >> reporter: bring an then head pastor says the couple were active in the church and neighborhood though sources say they had marital troubles weren't separated. nicole and the three boys living with her parents. >> tremendous sadness because um um, both the couple and as a couple had friends in the congregation. people had them over at their house. >> reporter: same house on country lane where investigators say their oldest son a14-year-old, found the bodies with chainsaw lacerations. the coroner says nicole was also stabbed multiple times and choked. patrick says he's focused on the two younger boys who go the bryn athyn church school. >> what i would wish for for these boys it's going to be a huge issue but that they can find the strength to not have the ref of their lives defined
by this very tragic event. >> reporter: in addition to the tragedy it's the grizzly nature of the deaths that has shock the community. >> i have two children and two grandchildren and that -- i just couldn't imagine them finding you know, my children like that. i've grown up here my entire life and pretty shocking to hear that. it's a safe neighborhood and nothing like this really ever happens. >> dave kinchen fox 29 news. the family's church had a service for the couple last night. funeral arrangements have not been announced yet. we are told the children are staying with extended family. >> the church is on tonight for a man who pepper sprayed punched and robbed a woman she was walking on the 3800 block of north fifth street in hunting park yesterday when a man grabbed her from behind. the 21-year-old tried to break free but he had her in a choke hold. aside from attacking her he also stole her purse. well quite the video of a series of brush fires burning right now in middlesex county.
so far 75 acres are charred in edison. firefighter do's have it contained at the hour. one abandoned structure is damaged along with road equipment but the fire is not threatening any other structures right now. officials aren't sure how it started but the call came in shortly after 2:00 this afternoon and firefighters are still at it tonight. >> good news tonight a missing new jersey teen has been found safe. 17-year-old rachel lynn manzo was last seen at her pitts grove home sunday night. her friends told state police she was texting with an unknown man and may have tried to meet him. tonight new jersey state police say she was found safe in florida and is now with the fbi. two guys raced into a jewelry store smashing displays with hammers. police say they knew just what they were looking for and one thing they made off with. plus -- the next time you do it again. >> okay. >> okay what? >> you don't let me bleep finish finish. >> that's a cop berating an uber driver while passengers record
the whole thing. what sparked this explosive rant. >> a teen who fought for a second chance at life denied a heart transplant because -- his community wouldn't take no for an answer. fast forward want just happened that has left everyone stunned. >> plus a problem that millions of people suffer with in shame and hiding. after generations of getting misdiagnosed, some patients are now ready to fight back. the new promise for ending binge eating for good. >> and this five-year-old's inspiring a movement to save a local business.
♪ a robber in philadelphia's east oak lane hand add 7eleven employee a bag of money he had just stolen. had that register emptied. why the change of heart? investigators think he saw a marked police car pulling up in the parking lot right as he was about to take off so he turned right around and gave that money back. before leaving however police are still looking for him. trouble on the delaware river for a 600-foot 48 ship today this liberian vessel reportedly lost engine power and ran a ground near the burlington-bristol bridge. the coast guard responded and helped set the ship free. they are still investigating no one was hurt. all right. i want to you take look here. you see that. it's adolph hitler on the side of a septa bus. a controversial new ad is now front and center here in philadelphia and drawing all kinds of backlash. those ads rolled out today on buses driving through our area. >> dawn timmeney has a look at the ads why septa has no choice but to keep them up.
>> reporter: more than 80 buses bearing a controversial anti islamic advertisement are now rolling through the streets of philadelphia. the ads featuring a photo from the 1940s with adolph hitler talking to palestinian leader read quote islamic jew-hay dread it's in the kuran. >> it's very unsettling to see that. >> reporter: pro israel american deferens initiate any of purchased the ads for $30,000. septa took the issue to court but lost its fight to ban them. septa rider gregory scott says it's all about freedom of speech speech. >> it's america. everybody has the right to their opinion. i'm not saying that i particularly agree with it but i think people have a right to print or put on buses whatever they want. >> reporter: sean sam's find it is offensive but relies on public transportation. would it stop from you ride ago bus? >> um, no. i use septa all the time. >> i definitely don't agree with the message, but, you know, it is what it is. um, and i have to get around. >> reporter: malika brown is
muslim and feels the message on the buses promotes more misunderstanding about her religion. >> yes, i do find it offensive because every day we have to come out here, we already get harassed by people, we already get disrespected and that right there will give me the okay to disrespect us. >> people pay for it so i mean they're entitled. this is you know america. >> reporter: ads will run for the next four weeks. septa says anyone who is uncomfortable seeing the anti islamic messages can voice their concerns on its website. dawn timmeney fox 29 news. >> police arrested the man pulled a knife on a bus driver last month. we showed you this video earlier this week. john mcmillan faces assault charges police say the bus was on germantown and erie avenue back on march 21st when the driver asked the suspect to clearly walkway for the bus. witness got mad and -- the guy got mad and threatened the driver with a knife. investigatorinvestigators say mc mail land turned himself aft seeing himself on the news. >> little more light tonight what happened to new jersey man
who died in police custody. as the investigation into what happened continues we're now hearing vineland police officers responded a call on the 100 block of grape street yesterday to help with a quote disorderly person. as they arrested 32-year-old philip white they say he was having problems breathing and during the ride to the hospital became unresponsive. police say the emt did try try cpr. investigator it's are now awaiting an autopsy report to find out his exact cause of death. more people could soon the help of medical marijuana in new jersey. the state is now considering expanding its medical marijuana program. a panel of experts will come up with some recommendations but some experts say that chronic pain alone is added to the conditions that qualify 100,000 more people may be eligible. 800 pounds of pot was sold over the past two years for medical use in new jersey. philadelphia mayor michael nutter wants to raise property taxes. he's shooting for a nearly 10% hike to help the city's troubled
schools. but city council members are saying not so fast. our bruce gordon has the story and why pizza has a roll in all of this. >> reporter: mayor nutter is using what we'll call the pizza pie pitch to sell his property tax increase. noting median homeowner would be asked to shell out $8.66 a month. >> you can't get asperse with one topping for $8 and 66 cents a month. you can in fact support a child to get a better education in this city. >> reporter: nutter plan would raise $105 million by raising property tax taxes by nine-point 3%. $104 a year for the median homeowner. city council ill began hearings on the nutter budget shows no appetite for pizza with attacks hike topping says council president darrell clark -- >> swallowing an tax increase after what's going on on the last several years is somewhat challenging. >> reporter: some in council believe state lawmakers in harrisburg should step up first.
dennis o'brien used to be a state representative. >> i believe it's a shared responsibility but it used to be that we put up a dollar they gave us two. the last several years we put up a dollar, they take two. >> reporter: i polled half a dozen council members at wednesday's budget hearing. not one supported the mayor's tax hike plan. >> you believe simply people can't afford it. >> people can't afford and people don't want it. >> reporter: wis district schools muddling through another year of crowded classrooms and a shortage of teachers and resources, district bean counters just want more beans. >> we're agnostic thou get the money. what we're looking is long-term sustainable revenue. we're ailing were to work with council members and the mayor to get that 105 million. >> the mayor is put pressure on anyone city or state who has vote. >> you cannot say you are for kids you just don't want pay for it. >> reporter: council members insist they will not public school kids high and dry. one called the nutter tax
proposal dead on arrival. it won't debateed may 26th one week after most members face voters in the may primary. bruce gordon fox 29 news. >> a police officer throws his live on the line of danger to protect a busy highway. why driving straight into this oncoming car may have saved lives. arrested accused of throwing a kegger for her teens and their friends and that is not all. what police say this mom did with the kids walked through her door. >> even we thought this was an april fool's joke. the button that promises to make shoe you never run out of your morning coffee or even detergent again. >> nice. ♪ >> now, with tomorrow mosses traffic here' bob kelly. >> good evening everybody. watch for work crews on route route 202. they have it down to one lane between stow and route 100 and with a good weather ahead tonight into early tomorrow morning you can bet the work crews will be out in full force
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that driver was going the wrong way. so the officer block off a section of the highway and then drove into the car to stop her. they were both taken to the hospital for minor injuries and charges are now pending. a smash and grab robbery caught on tape inside a jewelry store and the robber seemed to have one thing on their minds. these masked men stormed into a sales in houston last month but police are still after them. one of the men look at them two hammers going smashing through display cases stealing dozens of wedding rings and for good measure. anything else he can get his hands on. they stuffed a bag and took off in and out in less than two minutes. could you imagine a woman driving on a highway in minnesota looks in her rear view mirror and see as plain heading right for her? she couldn't get out of the way fast enough. so the plane's propeller chopped up part of her car. look at that. what was it doing on the highway highway. pilot said it engine failed in mid air so landing was his only option. he had one passenger on that plane. police say incredibly though no one was hurt.
a tragic end for a teenager given a second chance at life in atlanta. >> just two years ago a mid controversy he got a heart transplant. the issue anthony stokes troubled past his mother argued he shouldn't be penalized for old run ins with police. so he did get his surgery an new heart. fast forward to yesterday. when stokes died when he crashed during a police chase. cops were after him after they say he stormed into a house in a home invasion robbery. >> struck a vehicle waiting at the red light and hit a pedestrian and then eventual eventually struck the pole. >> police say the teenager was also a suspect in a failed burglary and a carjacking. doctors told his mother at the time of his transplant that without it he would have died within six to nine months. >> armed robber terrorizeing local businesses shoving a gun in employees faces and demanding cash. the new clue that could help police track him down. >> and for years millions have
suffered in silence. or doctors have misdiagnosed them. tonight a newly tool that can help binge eating. one woman's message that you can fight back. >> scott? >> lucy right now temperatures are dropping. it's going to be another chilly overnight. but a warm up is on the way. but we also have some rainfall chances. details next. ♪ well, sir. after some serious consideration i'd like to put in my 15-year notice. you're quitting!? technically retiring, sir. with a little help from my state farm agent i plan to retire in 15 years. wow! you're totally blindsiding me here. who's gonna manage your accounts? this is a devastating blow i was not prepared for. well, i'm gonna finish packing my things. 15 years will really sneak up on you. jennifer with do your exit interview and adam made you a cake.
armed robber strikes again in delaware county. police say this guy is behind at least three recent hold ups in upper darby in his sights chinese restaurants and it's his several in a master days and each time a camera has caught him in the act. >> well now police are reviewing that surveillance video to find this guy and get him off the streets. fox 29's dave schratwieser spoke with some of the terrified employees. he's live at the scene of the latest stick up. dave? >> reporter: this guy has been on quite a tear for the past two weeks now. upper darby police are turning up the heat tonight. we spoke with terrified store owners and employees who tell us they're on edge. >> i'm scared. i really scared. >> reporter: amy lu was terrified when she came face to face with this gun toting bandit demanding money from her cash register at beijing chinese restaurant on marshall road. >> all the money.
he bring a gun here. put all the money in the bag. >> he walked inside the door and take out gun and said give me money from the register. that's it. >> reporter: alan lynn had the exact terrifying moment when police say the armed robber struck again at his chinese restaurant right around the corner a few days later. his co-workers looked on in fear fear. >> she was scared. open the register for him and give him all the money. >> somebody could get and i don't want to see some poor owner get shot and killed because this bump hasn't been caught. >> reporter: the bandit struck a third time tuesday night at this chain neat restaurant on 69th street a few blocks away. he was caught on tape inside and outside the store. >> we need to catch that guy you know, that's it. >> reporter: police say the robber used this blue car in the latest stick up. >> he goes in and he's out in a matter of a seconds lynn says the robber was calm, cool and collected even though the upper darby police substation is right
across the street. >> i think he do this many many times. >> reporter: now the suspect got away with more than a thousand dollars in the three robberies. superintendent chitwood says he wears a mask and gloves in the robberies and sits out sides and wait until the patrons leave before he breaks in. if you recognize that car, or the suspect from the video you should call upper darby police. iain? >> dave, thank you. well now breaking news in that assault op a septa platform platform. philadelphia's da just approved charges against a teenager want wanted for knocking a guy out earlier this week. investigators say the 16-year-old was identified after tipsters saw the surveillance video released by the transit authority. authorities tell fox 29 the boy is making arrangements with his parents and attorneys to turn himself over to police. all right. let's check in with our scott williams. it was very cold this morning. but it's getting better, scott. >> it was chilly this morning lucy. we were out, of course energy
mt. laurel. those temperatures were in the 30s. the low in philadelphia made it to 34 degrees. but look at the afternoon high. we made it to 56. that's close to normal this time of year which is 59 degrees. as we look at the temperatures right now it's chill until millville into the 30s. mid 30s right now in atlantic city. 45 degrees currently in wilmington. upper 40s that's the warmer spot right now in philadelphia. north and west pottstown 36 degrees. into the 20s for the pocono mountains but take look at the milder air off to the south we're looking at temperatures in the mid 60s for atlanta right now. 70 in birmingham alabama. mid 70s in dallas. so that milder air will head in our direction tomorrow look for high temperatures in the 60s and then near 70 on friday. but high pressure in full control right now but here's our next system. that will be moving in during the day on friday to bring rainfall chances back across our area. so tomorrow is dry and quiet. but by 11:00 o'clock, we're watching some clouds perhaps few
spotty showers moving toward the pocono mountains. it's going to be a cloudy start to your good friday. scattered showers around during the day on friday but temperatures once again are going to be mild. nearing 70 degrees and then as we move toward friday late the tail end of that system will be moving through perhaps with a few rumbles of thunder. then we dry out and turn a little colder as we move toward the start of the upcoming weekend. so 30s for tonight. it's going to be chilly with those clear skies out there. and then tomorrow that high pressure is going to shift on off toward the east and that will allow for return flows the winds out of the south and west. 65 degrees will be the high temperature. so tomorrow looking pretty good. in fact that is a 10 weather by the numbers and then as we move toward friday, cloudy, damp temperatures right around 70 degrees. so just have the rain gear, it's not going to rain the entire day but we'll have rainfall chances and thunderstorms late at night and then as we move ahead to easter sun to clouds, temperatures top out in the mid to upper 50s.
>> good. >> it's funny that you guys were talking about it being cold this morning. i didn't say anything about it. >> a little chilly. >> i'm just saying. >> you were out with the firefighters. we were layered up. the students at harrington middle school we love you guys they were in shorts and t-shirts t-shirts. >> because we're wienies. but anyhow. >> speaking of that today we did kick off our spring fling took over mt. laurel, new jersey for the whole day. >> iain, scott and i dawn timmeney plus the good day gang, mike -- alex bob even steve keeley were all out today and as you can guess shenanigans follow followed. >> scott williams our weather guy playing his horn. >> what song is it? >> i can't tell. ♪ >> hi. we're in this training maze. these guys are all mvps what we'll simulate quincy is downed
firefighter. we're in a fire. he's down and we got to get him out. here we go. remember it's dark. we got 50 pounds of gear on. we're trying to get our guy out of here. >> oh, my gosh. you good? >> never want to do this again. >> why not. i got you out safely with the help of my guys here. >> he's real until his glory here. he's got lifeguards trunk. i'm not sure where he got them. all right, mike. michael, how was it? >> it was just great dawn. it was fantastic. >> it's opening day right now looking pretty good. >> that's why we're so glad that the weather the sun is out for opening day you have to have nice weather and speaking of that look over here. steve keeley is here. >> he's batting practice right now. >> can you step out? >> help her out. come on, guys. help her out. >> oh, gees. >> well so much for the anchor hair.
hi dawn. >> she books brute full. that was jenn fred and me in the potato sack race. i was very bad. that's just a taste. a lot more from where that came from on our website myfoxphilly.com. next stop reading next friday, april 10th tenth. can't wait. >> home improvement project gone wrong why this crane was doing when it came crashing through a home. >> and -- >> i don't know where you're comeing from, where you think you're appropriate doing that. that's not the way it works. >> police officers explosive rant be rating an uber driver even making fun of his accent while a passenger recorded the whole thing what set him off. >> this five-year-old's act of kindness inspi
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♪ in georgia check out a tree removal project couldn't horrible wrong. this is outside atlanta. a crane fell on to the home while removing trees from the property. sliced the car port right off the main house. damage at the home is very extension seive. no one was hurt. >> mc donald's raise pay by 10% for about 90,000 workers. effective july 1st mc don nam's starting wages will be at least a dollar an hour more than the minimum wage. mc don nam's projects average hourly wage will reach 10 bucks
an hour by 2016 but only own to the 1500 mc donald's stores in the u.s. >> amazon strikes again. a couple weeks back its drone dreams grabbing headlines today on this april fool's day amazon amazon's dash button the hot topic and despite spec haag it is no joke. you can stick the dash buttons anywhere say next to your washing machine. you push it if you're running out of laundry detergent inter automatically orders it for now it's only available to invited customers. there you have it. it's not often that a five-year-old can actually start a whole movement. >> that's exactly what a little boy from california has done to save his favorite toy store from closing. rider -- emptied out his piggy bank and showed up at the store's going out of business sale. he took 97 cents out of his pock put it on the counter telling the own are in i want you to have this. the owner then decided to try and raise enough money to open new store in an area where rents are cheaper. the goal goal is $63,000.
>> live from center city in philadelphia this is fox 29 news at 10. >> okay. what? >> you dope let me bleep finish. >> wow. passenger records as a new york city police detective lay noose an uber driver. they say they didn't know it was a cop because he was in street clothes and driving an unmarked car. the passenger says it all started when the detective didn't use his blinker to park his car. the uber driver then blew his horn and gestured to use his signal. sparking the whole tyrant at one point the detective myfoxphilly the uber driver's accent and broken english. >> how long have you been in this country. >> almost two years. >> almost how long. >> two years. >> two years. the only reason you're not in handcuffs going to jail and get summonses in the precinct is because i have things to do. >> this afternoon new york city police commissioner came out
condemning the detective's behavior. >> no good cop can watch that without a wins because all good cops know that the officer just made their jobs a little bit harder. that kind of encounter anger like that is unacceptable in any encounter diss courtesy like that and language like that is unacceptable. >> uber released a statement saying the behavior in the individual joe is wrong and unacceptable and the company appreciates the nypd investigating the incident. the commissioner says the detective has now been placed on modified duty and will be transferred. >> misunderstood eating disorder affecting millions of americans has forced people to pay out of pocket for treatment. but no longer. the american psychiatric association has now recognized binge eating as a true medical condition. our joyce evans introduces us to a local woman who is fighting to get her life back. >> hi, i'm monica seller monica
is coming coming forward to spread awareness. >> my eating was uncontrollable. >> she's active and fit surprising a lot of people. >> it is a shock. surprised. >> very shameful. people do try to hide it and it can happen to people of all different waits. >> like simon a health care worker and one of millions who suffers in the shadows from bed. >> it's the volume of food i eat eat. it could be anything at any time. >> amounting to serve servings of food in a short period of time. >> usually win about a two-hour period of time. >> gorging but no purging like with bulemia. >> binge eating disorder is more of a matter of opportunity. >> and you can't stop until all of the food in front of you is gone. >> everything was out of control control. >> forever changing work schedule. >> we would be eating cheesesteak at midnight or 2:00 o'clock in the morning. >> her guilt.
>> then you feel tired sad depressed. why did i just do that to myself myself? i can't believe i did it again and then you try to be better the next day and it's still the same. but there's more shame. >> i just don't want to be seen there's a lot of social things that i haven't gone to because of my weight and i don't want anybody to see him. >> her continue weight gain bringing health fear. >> i hit over 200-pound. i'm 100 pounds heavier than i was in high school. that was the breaking point and i didn't know where else to go. >> but everybody is different. >> yes doctor kelly allison at the penn center for weight and eating disorders says simon is not the only binge eater for whom diets and maybe even exercise won't really help. >> it also often does have to do with imbalances and, you know, chemistry in the brain and we know we can treat that both with
medicationmedications or with behavioral treatments. >> getting better though. >> simon is trying portion control first but -- >> it's hard. it's hard when you -- you find out you're supposed to eat small amount of chicken and given this big amount in restaurant. and then you want to lick the plate after. >> dr. allison's program for simon includes a list of do's and don'ts and explain why you slip. >> i eat all the time. it doesn't matter for me. it's just there and i eat it. >> so she has select meals to keep her focused on portion control. >> which when you see this it looks like a little bit but slowly i'm getting used to smaller pouring. >> losing weight hasn't come quickly enough for simon but she stopped gaining. >> the goal is about 70 pounds. and hopefully we'll have success success. >> reporter: good luck simon. dr. allison says there are some
things you can try on your own like don't skip meals. you'll binge worse later. keep a log of what you eat and when so you can stay on track and note what may trigger your binge episode. also, there's big news. the fda just approved the use of have i advance often used for a adhd to treat dbed. joyce evans fox 29 news. >> there is help. the party is over for a massachusetts mom. she's in big trouble tonight after police say she through an underaged drinking party at her home last week. >> it gets worse. she's accused of of hosting the party herself and collecting a cover charge from the underaged guests. police believe at least 50 kids were reportedly at the party from patricia franks north hanover home friday night. some told authorities the forty-eight-year-old charged five bucks to get in. officers say frank appeared inn tock indicated when they respond to do her door. many of the kids inside the home took off when police showed up.
>> smashing of glass was heard coming from the basement. as well as loud thuds an lot of movement. they demanded she open the basement door. officer gilligan immediately smelled the strong odor of marijuana coming from the basement. >> frank has immediated not guilty saying she wasn't home and only came back to discover the party. she has been charged with a number of offenses. all right. howard eskin in the house on this wednesday. >> i have no offenses. all right. i've got another crazy nfl player that does something i'll bet nobody in our viewing audience has ever done. and the flyers waited too long to play some good hockey. they did so tonight against pittsburgh. all that coming up in sports.
the players having nothing to play for. after tonight there are only six games left in a terrible season tonight they played like it was over. let's go to washington. sixers play no defense. when i say no, i mean none. washington was up by 24 at the half. they were up by 29 late in the third quarter. i mean defense. the score doesn't indicate how bad they lost. 106-93 washington wins it. unbelievable. flyers are also playing out the season with no chance of anything either. however, after tonight they have five games left but at least they had some fight. let's go to pittsburgh. all right. monumental tonight because sidney crosby scores his 300th career goal. pittsburgh was up one to nothing with the score one-one brayden schenn will score. the flyers go on to win it, how about this, they win it four-one against the pittsburgh penguins. and the phillies on the other hand are just starting with one game left in florida. the final outing for cole hamels before he opens the season on
monday against boston some concerned with phillies reliever ken giles die day with a back strain and it sounds like he will not be ready for monday's opener. let's go to clearwater, florida. chase utley didn't play much this spring with a sprained ankle but hit two homeruns today. four homeruns in two games. by the way ryan howard is hitting .179 in the spring. cole hamels is ready. six innings. two runs and three strike outs. the phils win nine to two. hamels is done what he needs to do to be ready for the season. >> all that work that you put in during spring, you want to make sure you have it down so that when it does matter and the team starts you're pretty confident and comfortable in the type of position so that when those situationsituations come up you can make the plays and get the outs and help your team within the ballgame. >> many players in the nfl are plain flat out sick. deanne dray levee who plays for the detroit lions wing walking.
i mean, i don't know what incentive s it wasn't a bet. the guy is just maybe he's already got got a concussion. i don't know. >> you trying to figure out why he's doing that. >> i know he's got ropes to tie him um there. those ropes can break. >> what about brady doing that high diving. >> at least he dove in the water. >> off a cliff. >> he's 10,000 feet in the air. >> yeah. >> nfl does not like the off season. >> no. for all of those reasons. >> tmz is up at 11:00 o'clock. >> adrenaline junkies. we're back here at 4am for your fox 29 morning news and "good day philadelphia". >> sue serio and bob kelly will have your weather and traffic covered all morning long so be sure to stay tune.
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